OSCC Case Study Awards 2010

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OSCC Case Study Awards 2010
Opensource Content Management System (Joomla)
(http://www.upsi.edu.my)
Name:
Mohd Nazri bin Md Saad
Norazizah binti Othman
Mohamad Fairuz Bin Misdi
Eimiza Faisha Bin Azmi
Anis Fatiha Binti Ahmad Sahimi@Shuhaimi
Mohd Azrie Bin Hussin
Government Agency:
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
Full Street Address:
Sultan Abdul Jalil Shah Campus
35900 Tanjong Malim
Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Full Postal Address:
Information & Communication Technology Centre (ICT Centre)
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
Sultan Abdul Jalil Shah Campus
35900 Tanjong Malim
Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Email:
nazri@ict.upsi.edu.my

azizah@ict.upsi.edu.my

m.fairuz@ict.upsi.edu.my
eimiza@ict.upsi.edu.my

anis
@ict.upsi.edu.my
bhka@upsi.edu.my

Phone:
605-4506922
Fax:
605-4581600
URL:
http://ict.upsi.edu.my/
Type of solution: (Desktop, Infrastructure, Application)
Application
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Building 363000 Cyberjaya Selangor, Malaysia
Ph: +603 83191200 Email:
contact@oscc.org.my
Website:
http://www.oscc.org.my
Tell us about your agency, it's mission, objectives, clientele, number of employees (1

page max)
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) was established on 1
st
May 1997 base on

Government gazette P.U.(A) 132 & 133 dated 24th February 1997 under the Order of

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Corporation) and the Order of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan

Idris (Campus) 1997. However, the history of this University dates back to 1922 when the

University was known as Sultan Idris Training College (SITC).
SITC was set up by the British government and it was the brainchild of the Deputy Director of

Malay Schools, Sir Richard Winstedt. SITC was officially opened on November 29, 1922 by

the Chief Secretary to the Federation of Malay States, Sir George Maxwell, making it the

highest institution of learning exclusively for the Malays at that time.
Graduates from this institution were greatly respected and honored by the society as it was

renowned for producing prominent figures like the ‘Father of Modern Malay Language’, Zainal

Abidin Ahmad or popularly known as Za’ba, novelists like Harun Aminurrashid, and Ahmad

Bakhtiar and legendries such as Ibrahim Yaacob and Aminuddin Baki. Tan Sri Awang Had

Salleh, a national figure in the field of education and not forgetting the Former Deputy Prime

Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdul Ghaffar Baba are also the ‘products’ of SITC. SITC was

regarded as the birthplace of to many Malay nationalism.
UPSI as one of Malaysia’s leading public universities, is supporting learning education, UPSI

provides innovative programs and real-life learning experiences. UPSI ranks consistently

among the top universities in Malaysia.
UPSI currently has 1651 employees.
Vision
UPSI’s vision is to be a prestigious University, providing exceptional leadership in education,

based on the advantage of broad experience and high level of competency in meeting global

changes.
Mission
UPSI’s mission is to generate and foster knowledge through teaching, research, publication,

consultancy and community services to achieve the vision of the nation.
Motto
Committed to making a difference in education.
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Building 363000 Cyberjaya Selangor, Malaysia
Ph: +603 83191200 Email:
contact@oscc.org.my
Website:
http://www.oscc.org.my
Principle Objectives of the Project
To facilitate the web administrator to manage site, regardless of background experience in

html programming..
Facilitate and expedite the development of the website.
Facilitate the implementation and trouble shooting by using the same system (Joomla) to all

responsibility centers.
Cost-effective website development and maintenance.
Who are the Key Partners (Please briefly describe the role of each partner)
ICT Centre

Installation and setup the application (Joomla)

Provide input and infrastructure solution for project implementation.

Manage training of Joomla for all webmaster.

Provide help support and trouble shooting for the webmaster
BHKA

Managing the university's official website.

Create and enforce policy and regulation of responsibility centre’s website in

term of contents and usage.

Manage training of Joomla for all webmaster.
Responsibility Centers & Faculty

Each Responsibility Centers & Faculty should has a website managed using

Joomla CMS
Who are the users?
Currently all the webmaster of faculties and offices in UPSI are using Joomla for their website.
What are the Primary OSS technologies? Why did you choose these technologies?

Please describe them briefly
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Malaysian Public Sector Open Source Competency Centre (OSCC), 3rd Floor, Apt E302 – E304, Lot 12076, Persiaran APEC, Enterprise

Building 363000 Cyberjaya Selangor, Malaysia
Ph: +603 83191200 Email:
contact@oscc.org.my
Website:
http://www.oscc.org.my
DATABASE
MySQL is selected because of these features:

Scalability and flexibility - MySQL database server provides

scalability, supporting the capacity to handle embedded applications

with a footprint of only 1MB to run massive data and hold terabytes of

information.

High performance and availability - A unique storage-engine

architecture allows database professionals to configure MySQL

database server specifically for particular applications.

Robust transactional support - MySQL offers one of the most powerful

transactional database engines on the market. Features include

complete ACID (atomic, consistent, isolated, durable) transaction

support, unlimited row-level locking, distributed transaction capability,

and multi-version transaction support.

Web and data warehouse strength - MySQL is the de-facto standards

for high-traffic web sites because of its high-performance query

engine, tremendous fast data insert capability, and strong support for

specialized web functions.

Strong data protection – MySQL offers exceptional security features

that ensure absolute data protection.

Manageability - MySQL offers exceptional quick-start capability with

average time from software download to installation completion is less

than fifteen minutes.

Low total cost of ownership - By migrating current database-drive

applications to MySQL, UPSI enjoys cost saving in licensing and

database maintenance.
APPLICATION
Joomla uses PHP as the development platform based on these factors :

Works Great with HTML - PHP and HTML are interchangeable within

the page. While PHP might add some new features to our application,

its basic appearances are still created with HTML.

Interactive Features - PHP allows us to interact with our users in ways

that HTML alone can't.

Easy to Learn - By learning just a few simple functions, we are able to

do a lot of things with our application.
OPERATING

SYSTEM
For the server and back-end solution, we are using Red Hat Enterprise Linux

for operating system
WEB SERVER
Apache is used as the web server for this project based on these

advantages :
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Building 363000 Cyberjaya Selangor, Malaysia
Ph: +603 83191200 Email:
contact@oscc.org.my
Website:
http://www.oscc.org.my

Supports a wide variety of operating systems.

Can be customized for the needs of Joomla
What are the design specifications

Open source integrations
. Linux, MySQL, Apache, XAMPP

Uses industry standard open protocols
. HTTP, Extensible Markup Language (XML)

Open source CMS.
Joomla Content Management System

Administration console to manage accounts and servers.
Available
What is the end client usage model (how are the systems used e.g. on dept. desktop,

nationally via web browser and internet)
Joomla is a web-based application and accessible via browser to deliver the information

through out the internet
Overview of hardware/software of system
Joomla overview
Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build

Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and

extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all,

Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.
Content Mangement System
A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your

Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content

can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of.

A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to

manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don't have to.
Why did you choose OSS/Linux? Lower cost, customization requirements, security etc.
Linux and OSS were chosen because they provided low cost development and

implementation platform.
XAMPP, for example can build an easy to install distribution for developers to get into the

world of Apache. To make it convenient for developers, XAMPP is configured with all features

turned on.
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Malaysian Public Sector Open Source Competency Centre (OSCC), 3rd Floor, Apt E302 – E304, Lot 12076, Persiaran APEC, Enterprise

Building 363000 Cyberjaya Selangor, Malaysia
Ph: +603 83191200 Email:
contact@oscc.org.my
Website:
http://www.oscc.org.my
Open source is also open to be customized by our programmer to meet specific user needs.

Besides, rather than benefits the user, the programmer also can enhance their programming

knowledge and skills via R & D that surely will upgrade them in this competitive working

environment.
How and why did OSS solve the perceived need/problem?

No licensing fees

Easy to customize and enhance

Allows multiple platform

Avoid ‘lock-in’ to software products.

Vendor independent, self-developed

Knowledge sharing among developers or experts in Open Source community
What Innovation took place, if any?
Below are innovations made in Joomla to suit the office needs:

A news spotlight management system on the front-end Joomla administrator.
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Malaysian Public Sector Open Source Competency Centre (OSCC), 3rd Floor, Apt E302 – E304, Lot 12076, Persiaran APEC, Enterprise

Building 363000 Cyberjaya Selangor, Malaysia
Ph: +603 83191200 Email:
contact@oscc.org.my
Website:
http://www.oscc.org.my
What impact did deployment have on agency, public etc.?

Monitoring and trouble shooting
Same platform between offices make finding solution about error on Joomla much

more easier.

Easy managing the spotlight news

User-Friendliness
For the end-user side, they can enjoy using the system with more user friendly

interfaces.

Time saving
User do not need to learn any web programming, so they can managing their site

much faster
What is the current status of the Project?
Currently all faculties and offices in UPSI are using Joomla for their website.
Who can provide testimonials of the project – please provide details of their affiliation,

designation, contacts, etc.
The following faculties and department can provide testimonials of usage:
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Malaysian Public Sector Open Source Competency Centre (OSCC), 3rd Floor, Apt E302 – E304, Lot 12076, Persiaran APEC, Enterprise

Building 363000 Cyberjaya Selangor, Malaysia
Ph: +603 83191200 Email:
contact@oscc.org.my
Website:
http://www.oscc.org.my

Tn Haji Nazri Bin Md Saad
Director
ICT Centre, UPSI
Phone: 05-450 6359
Email: pengarah
@ict.upsi.edu.my
Please cite any relevant URLS
http://www.upsi.edu.my/
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Malaysian Public Sector Open Source Competency Centre (OSCC), 3rd Floor, Apt E302 – E304, Lot 12076, Persiaran APEC, Enterprise

Building 363000 Cyberjaya Selangor, Malaysia
Ph: +603 83191200 Email:
contact@oscc.org.my
Website:
http://www.oscc.org.my